Šibenik

Šibenik is located just about in the center of the Croatian Adriatic coast, in the picturesque, indented ay that the Krka River, one of the most beautiful karst in Croatia, flows into. Today Šibenik is an administrative-political, economic and socio-cultural center of the Šibenik-Knin County, which spreads along the coast between the shores of Zadar and Split, approximately 100 km long, and its inland reaches as far as the Dinara Mountain, 45 km away.


The Šibenik bay, which is 10 km long and 300-1200 meters wide, opens torwards the open sea and islands through a narrow curving channel. The coastal area of Šibenik stretches only a few kilometers from the sea, to the hilly range of Trtar, and in the southeast to the Svilaja Mountin. This area, in which the most citizens in the county live, experienced a strong urbanization after World War II. Just about all production capacities are located here, and just about all econimic strength an activity of the county are concentrated here.


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The city of Šibenik has an exceptionally significant traffic position that enables direct communication. The backbone is the Adriatic coastal road whit extensions to Drniš (33 km away) and Knin (55 km away) and further to the Croatian inland. Another significant means of transportation is the train that leads to Zagreb and Split. Air traffic goes through the Split Airport in Kaštela (45 km away) na Zemunik Airport (50 km away). An even better connection between Šibenik and the rest of Croatian and Europe is the mewly built Dalmatina Highway. 


Šibenik lies almost in the middle of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, in the picturesque and indented bay around the mouth of the river Krka, one of the most beautiful Karst rivers in Croatia. Today Šibenik is the administrative, political, economic, social and cultural center of a county which stretches along the 100 kilometer long belt between the Zadar and Split Rivieras, reaching up to 45 kilometers deep into the hinterland.


The Šibenik region covers about 1,000 square kilometers and is composed of an island and a coastal region, and its hinterland. The county of Šibenik has 242 islands, islets and rocks. Most of this archipelago lies in the north-west part of Šibenik's waters and is very indented, bare and sparsely inhabited. The county of Šibenik has only 10 island settlements. The most numerous group of islands are the Kornati, widely known for their bizarre shapes and luxurious and magnificent landscapes.


From Šibenik bay the open sea and the islands are reached through a narrow winding channel about 10 kilometers long and 300 - 1200 meters wide. Although the coastal belt of the Šibenik region reaches only several kilometers inland, to the Trtar mountain chain and Mt. Svilaja in the south-east, 66 % of all its population lives here. After World War II it went through very rapid urbanization. Almost all the production edacities, business activity and strength of the Šibenik county are concentrated here.


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This region is characterized by limestone mountain crests (the Trtar chain stretches towards the south-east, and in front of it is the lower Šibenik-coastal chain), small valleys (Gornje and Donje polje) and plateaus - the bases of agriculture. The vegetation is mostly spruce in the hinterland, and maquis on the coast and islands. The Šibenik region has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers cooled by the maestral breeze, and dry winters.


In the vicinity of the city Šibenik and its surroundings, there are about 1200 private accommodation facilities, with the possibility of accommodating more than 3000 people. Thus, in our area you can also be accommodated in rooms, apartments or studio apartments. In hotel and motel accommodatoins, there are about 1510 rooms and apartments with about 3110 beds. Three camp sites in our area consist of 880 camping pitches. Information about accommodation prices can be obtained at tourist bureau, travel agencies and tourist information centers. Your stay in Šibenik and its surroundings must be registered. This is done by the person by whom you are staying. Contained in this registration should be your personal information from your personal identification card or passport.


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